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Vigilance department arrests govt officer on graft charge
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Vigilance department arrests govt officer on graft charge

Patna, Mar 1 : Vigilance sleuths today arrested a government officer when he was accepting bribe of Rs one lakh from the complainant in Saran district.

Sources at the vigilance department said that a trap was laid on programme officer, MNREGA, Mashrakh block cum programme officer (In charge) Isuapur block Mohammed Ejaz Ahsan when Prakhand Pramukh of Isuapur Saroj Kumari lodged a complaint against him with the vigilance department. In her complaint, Ms Kumari informed the department that the officer was demanding a bribe of Rs 4 lakh for sanctioning payment of wages to MNREGA workers and also for giving administrative approval to various schemes in Isuapur block.

Sources said vigilance department caught Mr Ahsan red handed when he was accepting bribe of Rs one lakh on roadside at Isuapur Bazar on Mashrakah-Chhapra road in Saran district. The nabbed officer would be produced before special vigilance court in Muzaffarpur after his interrogation. (UNI)